THIS WEEK - 13-19 APRIL 2013
JUST IN THE NICK
What's going on 'ere then? Buildings including police stations, churches and shops could be converted to create extra school places, The Daily Telegraph reported. Councils face surging pupil numbers, the paper said.
WHAT MAKES YOU YOU?
One of the biggest biology experiments ever, the human genome project, was completed 10 years ago today. The process of sequencing the 3 billion molecules of the blueprint of a human took 13 years to complete.
GOODBYE WINTER, HELLO YEAR 9
The Easter eggs are gone and warmer weather has made a tentative appearance. It can only mean one thing: back to school. Hopefully the weekend's sunshine meant everyone returned with a spring in their step.
The consultation on the reform of the national curriculum in England drew to a close today. The proposed changes, which have courted a great deal of controversy, are due to take effect next year.
Conservative and Labour politicians alike paid their final respects to Margaret Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral, where she was given a ceremonial funeral. The Queen and a number of high-profile guests also attended.
SEE THE SITES OF EDUCATION
International Day for Monuments and Sites is organised every year to celebrate cultural heritage across the globe. With this year's theme of the "heritage of education", schools and libraries will take centre stage.
HOW TO BE 'GOOD'
Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw turned his steely gaze on early years education, with a consultation on how to get a "good" rating. The proposals are aimed at improving nurseries and pre-schools.
NEXT WEEK - 20-26 APRIL 2013
A FIERY CELEBRATION
St George's Day will be celebrated three days early this year in London's Trafalgar Square. Revellers will enjoy free food tastings and live cookery demonstrations. No dragons were harmed in the making of this event.
DOUBLE THE FUN
A blue plaque commemorating the 40 years of comedy duo Morecambe and Wise will be unveiled at Teddington Studios in London. It replaces a plaque dedicated to Eric Morecambe alone.
AN INK-REDIBLE EVENT
Biro lovers rejoice, it's National Stationery Week! The event has been launched to promote the universally acknowledged truth that a handwritten letter is often much nicer than an email.
BORN TO BE BARD
Shakespeare's 449th birthday (and 397th death day) will be celebrated across the country this year, but particularly in his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, where pageantry and drama will abound.
HOW WILL THEY FARE?
The Duchess of Cornwall will launch the British Food Fortnight schools initiative at Godolphin Junior School in Berkshire. Children will create harvest boxes of produce and food they will cook in class.
IN THE SWIM
The 2013 British International Disability Swimming Championships will be held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Swimmers representing 40 different nations will compete in the gala.
PAINT IT BLACK
North Yorkshire will play host to goths from far and wide on the annual Whitby Goth Weekend. And it is not just for goths: steampunks, bikers and emos can also be sure of a warm welcome.